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Current Opportunities

McMaster University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Metis and Inuit persons, members of racialized communities and LGBTQ-identified persons. If you require any form of accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection procedure, please contact:

  • Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247)
  • at ext. 22207
  • at ext. 23679


How to Apply

President's Message

McMaster University is devoted to the cultivation of human potential, realized through our innovative educational programs, cutting-edge research, and the diverse students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends, and supporters who make up our McMaster community.

We recognize that our people are our most valuable resource. We encourage creativity, collaboration and lifelong learning, offering experiential programming which enables individuals to develop their abilities and potential for personal and professional growth.

For those exploring the possibility of joining our community, we invite you to research and discover the various opportunities available, and thank you for your interest.

Welcome to McMaster!

Dr. Patrick Deane, President and Vice-Chancellor


Our Community

Here you will find a community of talented individuals who are inspired by the University's mission and the sense of purpose this mission brings. It is through these talented invididuals, their creativity and drive for results that McMaster University has earned its reputation as being Canada's "most innovative" university.

A Brief History

McMaster University values integrity, quality, inclusiveness, and teamwork in everything we do. We strive to hire individuals who embrace these values and to ensure all employees feel welcomed and included in our shared purpose. Whether it’s our United Way campaign, the Annual Children’s Holiday Party, or the national Take Our Kids to Work Day program, employees can get engaged with the community through numerous worthwhile volunteer and committee activities. If you want to get involved, or better yet, start a new event yourself, we’ve got something to offer. There are also sporting and cultural events – everything from theatre productions to Marauder basketball and football games – which are organized for employees and their families.

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Rewards and Benefits

McMaster offers a competitive suite of compensation strategies and prerequisites, benefits and pensions. We understand the importance of our employees' hard work and contributions and we provide opportunities for the community to notice and appreciate this work through initiatives like the Years of Service program and the President's Awards for Outstanding Service.

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Quality of Life

At McMaster, we understand the challenges people face when trying to manage the demands of work and personal life. McMaster supports employees by offering a series of programmes through the Healthy Workplace initiatives and setting high standards in environmental and occupational healthy and safety.

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Growing Our Potential

McMaster supports and actively creates opportunities for employee career growth and professional development. We pride ourselves in the quality and variety of our professional development programs offered by the Centre for Continuing Education and the McMaster Institute for Innovation and Excellence in Teaching and Learning (MIIETL), which engages students and partners in teaching and learning. The DeGroote School of Business also offers a real-world Executive Education program for learning, networking, and career advancement at all levels.


Ideal Location

McMaster's Hamilton location is ideal in many ways. The vibrant City of Hamilton's top-notch public services and facilities, combined with its rich culture and beautiful surroundings, make it a great place to work and live. Our campus is nestled between Westdale Village and Dundas Valley, ideal for shopping and dining. Situated at the foot of the Niagara Escarpment, Hamilton is also less than an hour trip by bus, train, or car to Toronto, and boasts world-class conservation areas, cycling routes, and the largest number of water falls of any city in North America. 

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